Decorating video: Yellow Ikat hall
Update your hallway by taking inspiration from a zigzag print, and theme the room around this with bright paint and contrasting dark wood. Styled by Diana Civil.
Step 1: Walls
Choose a bold shade to welcome guests into your home, and use a durable finish such as a water-based eggshell paint which can be wiped clean.
Step 2: Windows
A Roman blind in a striking zigzag design will add a smart, tailored look to your room scheme, and is a practical choice too.
Step 3: Floors
For a cost-effective solution, revamp the floors with a light sanding and a coat of varnish, then add a soft wool patterned rug for a new look.
Step 4: Furniture
Dark wood contrasts well with yellow paint. Choose dual-purpose pieces, such as a storage box that can be used as a seat.
Step 5: Accessories
Look for unusual items with an ethnic feel, such as dark wood or metallic glazed ceramics, to add some shimmer and shine.
Walls in Babouche water-based eggshell, £41.50 per 2.5ltr, Farrow & Ball. Blinds made in Kasuri 7565, 63% viscose, 20% linen, 10% polyester, 7% nylon, £52 per m, Iznik collection at Harlequin. Floor in Golden Wheat brushed solid wood (W12.3cm), £52.98 per sq m, B&Q. Stairs in Sisal Small Bouclé classics carpet in Straw, £34.95 per m, Crucial Trading. Malang console table, £445, Canton dining chair with leather seat, £220, both Lombok. Opus Mango Maze shelves, £50 for a set of four, Next. Pure wool zigzag rug in Ochre, £159 for L230 x W160cm, Marks & Spencer. Wooden stool table, £99, Marks & Spencer. On desk: Reactive small bottle, £15, Marks & Spencer; Teardrop table lamp, £44, John Lewis; leaf-style bowl, £7, Asda; leather paper tray, £24, leather visitors’ book, £29, address book, £19.50, all John Lewis; rubberband ball, £2.50, Muji; bronze metallic
vase, £7, Asda; rattan magazine rack, £74, Oka; Abaca cylindrical box, £10.95, Abaca hard frame box, £11.95, both Muji. In basket: recycled notebooks, from a selection, Muji. Belly vases in brown, £25 per pair, Littlewoods Direct. On chair: cushions in Memi 7545 46% viscose, 37% cotton, 17% polyester, £52 per m, Iznik
collection at Harlequin and Kasuri, as before. On stool: Reactive platter, £15, Marks & Spencer. In wall boxes: Reactive conical vase,
£25, Marks & Spencer; wooden bowls, £5.95 each, Muji; Mango wood candles, £18 for a set of four, Rocha.John Rocha at Debenhams; large colouring pencils, £17.95 for a tube of 60, Muji; books, stylist’s own. Beech coat tree, £49, Muji. Shanghai cube, £120 for a set of two, Next. Ikat circles cushion, £25, Arrowhead cushion, £25, both Marks & Spencer. White plimsolls, £3.50, Primark.